Moniker

A player should avoid naming her persona with her mundane world real name. Creating a persona name makes role-playing more fun.

Alien Names
  • Persona Moniker — player’s job

  • Species Name — help is below

  • Colloquial Name — referee and milieu dependent

Alien names are complicated. The player is responsible for naming her persona and her persona’s species. Every alien has a moniker and a species name. The persona will interact with her compatriots using her her moniker "Zetheria." The alien persona will also have a species name like "Crustacae Iritii." There is often a common species name that may be self referential or given. Zetheria may consider herself a "Oceanic" named after her species rise from an ocean. However, the mortal enemies of her species may refer to them as "Crabbies."

A human from mundane terra will call themselves Joe. They scientifically call themselves homo sapiens. To Joe, and other mundane terrans, we call ourselves humans. However, the cetaceans on mundane terra call us "Meat Sacks."

Alien names are pronounceable in common parlance. Aliens that communicate with pheromones, howls, or ultrasonic clicks will only use those names amongst their species.

The indigenous denizens of newly discovered planets have no names. Flora and fauna do not give themselves names, and it is up to the players to name them. Until that time, the referee may assign serial numbers to identify the creatures.

Examples

Kolosaur

Kolosaur is a member of the species Herbiforous Giganticus. She looks like a lumbering elephant in shape and size. Her ferocious t-rex head and mouth are in contrast to her gentle plant-eating lifestyle. She is bright red and covered in flowing hair. Kolosaur is not docile and has strong opinions about food.

Spink

Spink Parlor is his full name. He never refers to his species Slitheracine Amicus. Spink has jet black leathery skin and moves about like a slug that can also fly. Spink is very formal and prefers to go by the name Mr. Parlor.

Spot the Feisty

This alien is a Pernicious Winged Scalamander. Spot has minimal language and befriended the expedition because they have its favourite food. Winged Scalas used air hunt in packs, but Spot is happy to stumble around with his funny-looking new brood.

Species Names

Aliens fall under the faux taxonomy of EXP and their psuedo scientific name is based on their alien shapes. The player can make her own Genus and Species for her alien. If help is needed the Genus name is based on the Torso of the Alien, and the Species is based on the species of the alien The following giant table includes a host of fake Latin and Greek sounding roots based on the body part types. Many of them are just plain silly.

Body Parts and Fake Roots Table
Faux Latin, Greek and silly pseudo scientific names

Alligator

Alligatoridae, Crocodylia, Caimanis

Amoeba

Amoebida, Tubulinea, Amoebozoa

Amphioxus

Filteria, Leptocardii, Lanceletia

Anemone

Mollicuddlium, Gelatinix, Anthozoa

Ant

Formicidae, Picnickia, Myrmicion

Anteater

Myrmecophagius, Rostralia, Aunteria

Antelope

Antilopinae, Saltatorae, Boingus

Ape

Silveria, Pongidae, Bananimus

Armadillo

Dasypodidae, Cingulata, Curlupius

Barnacle

Balanidae, Cementosa, Maxillopoda

Bat

Chiroptera, Microchiroptera, Vampirius

Bear

Rahrorius, Arcteon, Circidius

Beaver

Castoridae, Damakerus, Industrius

Beetle

Coleoptera, Polyphaga, Scarabaeus

Blimp

Dirigiblidae, Aeronautica, Aerocopernicus

Blue Whale

Balaenopteridae, Cetacea, Depressia

Brontosaur

Diplodocidae, Sauropodomorpha, Longicollum

Budgie

Psittaculidae, Melopsittax, Tweetaria

Butterfly

Monarchii, Papilionoidea, Farfalla

Cactus

Cactaceae, Caryophyllales, Xerosuccus

Camel

Camelidae, Humpalia, Joexii

Capybara

Hydrochoeridae, Cuteus, Snoutis

Cat

Felidae, Purrifia, Clawilius

Caterpillar

Decipeus, Processio, Felocorinthias

Centipede

Chilopoda, Crawlingus, Kilopedia

Chimpanzee

Feciflingius, Banarius, Uhoohia

Cicada

Cicadula, Chipchirpia, Buzzus

Clam

Bivalvia, Conchiclava, Gotslegsia

Cockroach

Scuttlius, Cucarachus, Kafkia

Conifer

Pinales, Coneville, Evergreenus, Fjordpinius

Coral

Cnidaria, Shipreckius, Durexia, Lagooniform

Cow

Lactosia, Bellius, Udderlicious, Prebeefia

Crab

Krustii, Cancerati, Scuttleus, Pincerius

Crocodile

Caimanis, Dentitudo, Chompeus

Dodo Bird

Raphidae, Columbiformes, Dodonekonicus

Dog

Cuddlius, Dogii, Loyalis, Canem

Dolphin

Delphinidae, Whistlius, Flipperia

Dragon

Dragonus, Draconis, Smagilian

Dragonfly

Odonata, Aniswings, Dracomaior

Duck

Mallardia, Quackii, Daffinia

Elephant

Proboscidea, Forgetnotius, Dumboiae

Fern

Polypodiales, Plantae, Beetweania, Leafius

Ferret

Mustelidae, Ferritis, Furo

Fly

Shooflia, Botherus, Flyvian, Pesterius

Frog

Anura, Ranaqueous, Kermitia, Principis

Gilamonster

Helodermatidae, Gilasaurians, Gilia

Giraffe

Giraffidae, Jermonii, Neckius, Longnikia

Goat

Caprella, Bleetalia, Kidia, Montagnia

Goose

Palmate, Jetfloppius, Ganderia, Sudbundius

Gorilla

Silveria, Pongidae, Simititan, Gorillaz

Grasshopper

Acrididae, Orthoptera, Jimini, Weedhopsia

Guineapig

Caviidae, Guinius, Expendabilis, Porcellisqueakus

Hammerhead

Sphyrnidae, Malletus, Hammerocephalus

Hawk

Accipitridae, Accipbeakis, Sellia

Hectapus

Hectopedidae, Cephalopoda, Mollusca, Hexapodius

Hippopotamus

Hippopotamidae, Fecoslingius, Flatuatus, Hipihungria

Horse

Caballus, Gallopavus, Manebellus, Hoofius

Horseshoe Crab

Limulidae, Xiphosura, Luckius

Jellyfish

Scyphozoa, Medusozoa, Gelatinibellae

Kangaroo

Macropodidae, Jumpius, Pouchberia, Hoppity

Kelp

Laminariaceae, Algae, Seaweedus, Oceaniflor

Koala

Phascolarctidae, Eucalyptus, Sleepius, Cuddlum

Ladybug

Coccinellidae, Spottilius, Aphidophadia

Lamprey

Petromyzontidae, Agnatha, Suckerous, Parasiticus

Lemur

Madagascaris, Oculomagnus, Furballus

Leopard

Pardalisynx, Spoticus, Climbii

Lion

Rorius, Sovereignus, Savannahkingia

Lizard

Squamata, Baskerii, Scalyrun

Lobster

Nephropidae, Clawdius, Durashellis

Lynx

Linksis, Pardina, Otoplumis

Mammoth

Mammuthus, Pleistocenia, Tuskerus, Woolifera

Manta Ray

Mantidae, Rajiformes, Aquavelis, Glideus

Marmot

Marmota, Whistleus, Burrower, Alpinus

Mite

Acarina, Microstigma, Biteus

Mockingbird

Mimus, Polyglottos, Mimicria

Mole

Talpidae, Diggitus, Subterranii

Moose

Alces, Antlermaximus, Loosia

Morel

Morchella, Fungiperfecti, Sporus, Delicius

Mosquito

Culicidae, Bloodsuckia, Itchium, Westnilius

Moth

Lepidoptera, Ceraphilus, Flitterius,

Mouse

Maus, Scurrius, Whiskerus

Mule

Mulius, Hybridus, Stubburnia

Mushroom

Myconius, Umbraculum, Myco

None

Nullus, Absentia, Voidus, Nihil, Blankus

Nototherium

Historipotamus, Antiquus, Goneforus, Ancientus

Opossum

Didelphis, Necrofalsis, Oppolius

Orangutan

Pongo, Arboreal, Redassius

Orca

Orcinus, Trainovorus, Negroblanus

Osprey

Pandion, Helicrashis, Missilius

Ostrich

Struthio, Ovimaximus, Cephalosilicus

Ox

Bos, Taurinus, Yokia

Oyster

Ostreidae, Shellfish, Pearlhabitia

Paramecium

Parameciidae, Ciliophora, Protozoa

Penguin

Spheniscidae, Antarctico, Tuxis

Pig

Suidae, Porcinacius, Oinkus

Pill bug

Armadillidiidae, Pharmabuggia, Ballformii

Piranha

Serrasalmidae, Ferocifish, Sangriaphagia

Planaria

Planariidae, Regenerato, Caudflexia

Plasmodium

Plasmodiidae, Malario, Mossimus

Platypus

Ornithorhynchidae, Venomspur, Ovofurius

Porcupine

Hystricidae, Torsoquillia, Spinimonious

Preying Mantis

Mantidae, Praybladae, Mysogophagia

Priapulid

Priapulida, Primewrigglus, Proboscidaeum

Pterosaur

Pterosauria, Jurassifli, Crestaglidia

Puffer fish

Tetraodontidae, Bloatio, Toxictuft

Rabbit

Leporidae, Bunhoppia, Daucaphagia

Rat

Muridae, Lawyeria, Mickia

Raven

Corvidae, Mysticcalli, Artimad

Rhinoceros

Rhinocerotidae, Trumpetii, Tankerius

Scorpion

Scorpionidae, Venominus, Kryptosilicia

Sea Spider

Pycnogonida, Octonautica, Leggius

Sea Star

Asteroidea, Radiata, Soliseasia

Sea Urchin

Echinoidea, Spikia Tidalorbis

Seagull

Laridae, Mineminea, Squawkloudia

Seahorse

Syngnathidae, Hippocampus, Auqaequus

Seal

Phocidae, Blubberus, Oringus

Shark

Selachimorpha, Jawsian, Finnis

Sheep

Ovis, Lanaria, Baaninius, Gaelamoris

Shrimp

Decapoda, , Scampii, Palaemonis

Skunk

Mephitidae, Olfactinus, Albinostipis

Sloth

Folivora, Dawdleria, Postalis

Slug

Gastropoda, Mucuspathos, Bulleti

Snail

Helicidae, Spiralhausi, Escargoia

Snake

Serpentes, Venomicoil, Tubius

Sperm Whale

Physeteridae, Gamateoseus, Whaleria

Spider

Araneae, Noctocto, Achetitipea

Sponge

Porifera, Soakupia, Compressio

Squid

Teuthida, Tentaculari, Inkipias

Stegosaurus

Stegosauridae, Platespinia, Thagomizer

Swan

Cygnus, Albinus, Glidius

Tarantula

Arachnida, Venolimbia, Afrosia

Tarsier

Primates, Oculocutia, Digitigrippia

Tasmanian Devil

Dasyuridae, Diabolus, Tazzi

Termite

Isoptera, Timberphagia, Termisini

Tick

Ixodida, Tokia, Kloknozia

Tiger

Tigrisus, Felinorix, Tonni

Triceratops

Ceratopsidae, Tricornii, Kerasopsis

Trilobite

Trilobita, Kilobita, Bouchea

Turtle

Testudines, Notortosii, Durabakis

Tyrannosaurus

Theropoda, Wrecksia, Tyrantia

Viper

Viperidae, Viperia, Toxobladis

Vole

Volari, Imparicus, Terradigus

Vulture

Accipitridae, Carrionophagis, Capitalisticus

Walrus

Odobenidae, Tuskmarinae, Stinkerus

Wasp

Vespidae, Nocatholicus, Stingericus

Wolverine

Gulo, Adamanticlaw, Ferocicus

Wombat

Vombatidae, Burobossi, Mortalis

Worm

Annelida, Fertilizicus, Wriggleria